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. he would like to see more students getting their education through online courses. the governor making that pitch today during the meeting that was also attended by lieutenant governor gavin newsom. increased online courses was also spearheaded by the u.c. president. he said there are no other ways to get around the traditional methods of education. the governor says the system needs to make the changes. he says that both the u.c. and -- [indiscernible] -- needs to hold the line on tuition and costs and thinks online courses will do that. he says it may even benefit high schools. >> maybe the online expansion can get into the high schools and get kids into math and science and even language and other programs that can get them ready so they'll be part of that pool that come to u.c. >> i think we should think about the day -- and this is maybe in a five-year period, maybe 15% of the courses taken by each undergraduate would be online. >> reporter: while the governor says online courses will streamline costs, others don't think it will. it's that flop you mentioned earlier. recent
that has emerged from the meeting is starting more online education. 10% of the general education requirements in the future could be set up on some online academy that the university is using here wants to set up. governor jerry brown, a regent himself and a graduate of uc berkeley says he likes the idea and has submitted -- committed $10 million from the state budget to help the university add more online courses. >> we have to get out of our comfort zone and look at this thing in a way how do we maintain, enhance this wonderful institution called the university of california? and i'm a person, you know, i've been around a long time, i care about this university. i love learning. i love research but i'm a realist. >> reporter: uc administrators say developing more online courses would be a great opportunity to education more students. the university says it is looking to add about 150 online courses for freshmen and sophomores within the next three years. uc president mark yudof has said he's pledged to faculty that no layoffs will occur as a result of those online courses being
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